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12 Details About MCU Villains’ Weapons That Can Fascinate You

It is stated that a worker is only as good as his or her tools, and this holds in all aspects of life, even supervillains. Whether it’s a sophisticated suit of armor, a magical portable weapon, or a real doomsday bomb, each would-be global conqueror needs some form of the arsenal. Even those evil objects have their own extensive past and mythology in the world of comic books and their movie adaptations, notably within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has always relied on pseudo-realistic science to explain how things like Thor’s hammer and Iron Man’s suit operate in real life. The hostile accessories of the criminals are no exception, and even supervillain weaponry has mysteries waiting to be discovered in their pasts, some of which might change the context of whole character arcs.

1. Loki’s Scepter

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Loki’s Scepter had a long run of effect on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, despite the fact that it appeared to be an inanimate object at first. Hawkeye was corrupted, the Chitauri gateway was blocked, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch were empowered, Ultron was awoken, and the Vision was born, all before it ended up in an Infinity Gauntlet and helped to divide the world.

It’s also an object with a lengthy and fascinating history. The Scepter, although being a Thanos gift to Loki, was actually a Chitauri creation, first designed as a containment vessel for the Mind Stone before being extended into a weapon. The Scepter grants a variety of mental abilities, including telepathy, astral projection, mind control, and psionics.

2. Hela’s Necroswords

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Hela’s crosswords are among the most powerful weapons in the MCU, capable of taking down whole legions of Asgardians at once. The manufacture of limitless crosswords, like all of the Goddess of Death’s various abilities, was the consequence of her capacity to absorb the underlying energy of Asgard itself and channel it into whatever suited her wicked purposes.

But Hela’s crosswords were based not just on Asgard’s magical roots but also on a two-pronged allusion to some nefarious comic book past. They’re modeled in part on the Nightsword, a Marvel Comics weapon used by Hela herself, but they’re more directly inspired by All-Black the Necrosword, one of Marvel’s most renowned swords.

3. The Dark Elves’ Black Hole Grenades

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The Dark Elves of Svartalfheim had some fairly interesting gadgets for a bunch of enemies that only appeared in one film and were scarcely mentioned again for the rest of the franchise. Aside from their steampunk spacecraft and plasma cannons, each Dark Elf marched into combat with a pair of black hole grenades strapped to their sides – and they’re just as deadly as they sound.

When ignited and launched, a black hole grenade creates a microscopic gravitational singularity that lasts for a few seconds – or, in layman’s terms, a brief black hole. In the flash of an eye, whatever is within two feet of the explosion zone is absorbed, compressed, and apparently wiped out of existence. Anyone

4. The Grandmaster’s Obedience Disk

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The Grandmaster’s obedience disks, which he uses to force his will on gladiators, are of enormous size. They can administer an electrical shock powerful enough to subdue even the God of Thunder, which is no minor task. It’s an undiscovered technology with perhaps ancient beginnings if they’re as old as the Grandmaster, an Elder of the Universe.

On the other hand, the obedience disks are used by a different ruler of Sakaar, the Red King, in Marvel Comics. He also employs them to command gladiators, most notably the Hulk and the Silver Surfer, although he lacks the Grandmaster’s charm.

5. Corvus Glaive’s Glaive

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The bladed weapon that earned Corvus Glaive part of his name didn’t get much screen time in the MCU, but it nevertheless left a trail of martial prowess in its wake.

The glaive was shoved straight through the Vision, a vibration-based entity, damaging him and robbing him of his phasing powers. It also shattered Proxima Midnight’s similarly magnificent spear, killed Heimdall, and repelled direct Mind Stone attacks. It also, of course, took the life of its owner.

6. The Winter Soldier’s Arm

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Bucky Barnes’ new Wakandan-made prosthetic limb is an improvement over the one he wore as the Winter Soldier, but the predecessor was no slouch. The limb was first grafted onto Barnes in the late 1940s when he was being kept hostage by Hydra’s Russian branch.

It was the pinnacle of Soviet science at the time, and it would only get better throughout the decades of the Winter Soldier Program. The arm was equivalent to the greatest current prostheses even in its original stage, indicating Hydra was always ahead of its time.

7. Thanos’s Double-Edged Sword

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It’s a legitimate question to wonder why Thanos needs a sword when he can slap the Hulk with his bare hands. It’s also unclear whether the double-sided blade was a one-time thing for him in 2014 or merely a phase. Thanos had previously been spotted using it to massacre Korbinites, but by the time he began collecting Infinity Stones in earnest in 2018, he appeared to have abandoned it.

The weapon’s symbolic history is well-known. For starters it’s a great metaphor for Thanos’ preoccupation with balance and his special brand of double-edged kindness. However, its capacity to rotate around extremely quickly in the Mad Titan’s palm is a clear allusion to the ThanosCopter, a well-known form of transport.

8. The Spear Killmonger Used To Kill Zuri Was First Wielded By Bashenga

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Zuri handled the Spear of Bashenga when he supervised the coronation of a new Wakandan monarch, as well as the ceremonial battle that traditionally precedes such a ceremony.

When Zuri used the spear to intervene in the fight between T’Challa and Erik “Killmonger” Stevens, Killmonger desecrated Wakandan history by pulling the spear from Zuri’s grip and impaling the man he formerly referred to as “Uncle James” on the other end.

9. Mordo’s Living Tribunal Staff Once Belonged To Marvel’s Most Powerful Entity

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The Staff of the Living Tribunal is Karl Mordo’s favored mystic relic, which can undoubtedly kick some magical butt, but isn’t particularly unusual among sorcerous weapons. On the other hand, if its name is any indication, the crew can become a major issue if Mordo decides to completely commit to supervillainy.

The Living Tribunal, according to Marvel Comics history, is the most powerful creature in existence and the personification of the Marvel Multiverse itself.

The three-faced deity frequently judges lesser entities, and on rare occasions, he wields the Staff of Polar Power to wreak cosmic vengeance, wiping off whole planets, galaxies, and universes. Doctor Strange had best be careful if what Mordo is transporting possesses even a quarter of that capacity.

10. Surtur’s Twilight Sword

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Like most things on Asgard’s outskirts, Surtur and his Twilight Sword were based on millennia of mythology. Odin learned of a prophecy foretelling the ruin of Asgard via Surtur and his massive sword more than 5,000 years before the present MCU, so he imprisoned him in Muspelheim and stole his Eternal Flame. The prophecy could not be disproved in the end.

The Twilight Sword is only half-heartedly pulled into one combat with Thor before being thrust into the heart of Asgard in the MCU, but it has a considerably longer history in Marvel Comics.

11. Ronan’s Cosmi-Rod

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Ronan, the Accuser, used the Cosmi-Rod, a weapon with an inherently ridiculous name for someone obsessed with imperial murder and vengeance. However, the way he utilized it largely to execute various prisoners of war – including those whose worlds had already signed peace treaties with the Kree Empire – was not at all amusing.

The Cosmi-Rod was more than simply a blunt tool for slamming heads; it was also a wonder of Kree technology, capable of firing infinite concussive blasts and storing the whole force of an Infinity Stone. The Cosmi-Rod and the Power Stone, when combined, were capable of Celestial-style destruction of an entire planet.

12. Red Skull’s Hydra Pistol

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When Johann Schmidt and his wicked Hydra scientific team discovered the Tesseract in Norway at the start of WWII, they had no clue they’d discovered an Infinity Stone – but they sent it to Arnim Zola regardless in the hopes that he might turn the cube’s strange energies into weaponry.

And weaponize Zola, creating a slew of Tesseract-powered guns, weapons, exo-suits, tanks, airships, and a few one-of-a-kind items for the Red Skull himself.

Schmidt’s favorite weapon, a Luger P08 pistol, was converted to discharge Space Stone energy instead of bullets by Zola. The one-of-a-kind weapon appears to annihilate living beings. However, it’s possible that it just transported them somewhere else in the cosmos.

The weapon was ineffectual against inorganic material, particularly Captain America’s shield, which resulted in the Red Skull’s demise.

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